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“Leafing Through Greene County History”

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us at the Greene County Historical Society Museum (219 E Lincoln Way in Jefferson) for a new event: “Leafing Through Greene County History.” Saturday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m.

This event has two parts. First, we’ll sit in a circle, and four members of the historical society will share interesting aspects of the museum’s collection. Everyone can look at the items they’ll display and get some new insights into the museum and our county’s history. There’ll also be time to share your own memories (not required) on the topics we’ll discuss. We’ll follow that with a tea (scones, clotted cream, jam, tea sandwiches, cookies).

We are lucky to have 4 presenters, all of whom know the museum’s collection well. Mikki Schwarzkopf will discuss Greene County diaries and autograph albums, as well as an old register book from the Head House Hotel. Jed Magee will talk about the Greene County Courthouse. Mike Piepel will share newspapers, posters, yearbooks and atlases, and Dianne Piepel will talk of old historic homes. This should be a chance to really look at some of the artifacts the museum holds. And we hope it will be fun!

Because we’ll begin by sitting in a circle, this event is limited to 25 participants. Please, therefore, RSVP so we can save you a space. Either email Margaret Hamilton at hami0017@hotmail.com or call 515-386-4408.

Details

Date:
November 12
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Venue

Greene County Historical Museum
219 E. Lincoln Way
Jefferson, IA 50129
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